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#21 skullsmasher

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:30 AM

What is Mike Milbury doing these days?
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:30 AM

why the renney love btw? can you elaborate?
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:31 AM

By the way, things have truly come "full circle" in our coaching carousel:

Lemaire -> Ftorek -> Robinson -> Constantine -> Burns -> Robinson -> Lamoriello -> Julien -> Lamoriello -> Sutter -> Lemaire

So you're saying we should bring back Ftorek!
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#24 Triumph

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:31 AM

If it isn't MacLean's time now, it never will be, and he should get the heck out of this organization. MacLean is ready. Years of NHL coaching experience and now head coaching experience.


this would be fine, since i don't think maclean is some great coach. while i think he's the most likely head coach, i don't like the fact that maclean as a player was successful with a jason blake style strategy. i've found that coaches across sports tend to overvalue what made them successful as a professional.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:31 AM

How about Dean Evason? Love those former Whaler checkers. We can't get Tippet, so why not Evason?

Just throwin' stuff against the wall, mind you.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:33 AM

why the renney love btw? can you elaborate?



For me, I was impressed how he got a rag-tag bunch of AHL quality players and essestianlly rejuventated a depleted Jamomir Jagr into making the playoffs a few years, until Sather went back to his meddling ways and screwed the chemistry with silly UFA's.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:33 AM

Mike Haviland would be my top candidate. Then MacLean.

I don't know enough about Guy Boucher.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:34 AM

I agree, I don't think Larry comes back in a HC capacity. I am intrigued about Renney, who turned the AHL quality Rangers into a playoff team.

Would love Renney, with Stevens and Robinson as Assistants.

Kovy is gone, lets not waste time on him.


I don't know. If Lou can work some magic and move Rolston somehow(a la Sather dumping Gomez on Gainey), then I'd put us as a favorite to get Kovy, especially if he approves of a coach. But I think no Rolston move to clear up cap space = no Kovy.

But as far as coaches go, I wouldn't mind seeing Renney, either. I think he can do some good. I think I just really want to see Stevens as an assistant.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:35 AM

How about Dean Evason? Love those former Whaler checkers. We can't get Tippet, so why not Evason?

Just throwin' stuff against the wall, mind you.



Something about those former Whaler players....
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:43 AM

Something about those former Whaler players....


I was semi-serious about Evason. He has junior coaching experience, is now a Caps assistant and he's not same-old, same-old.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

I was semi-serious about Evason.


As was I, although a friend of mine loves Dean Evason for some reason (he coached in at Lake Placid hockey camp)., but could you image Holik as a coach??
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

As was I, although a friend of mine loves Dean Evason for some reason (he coached in at Lake Placid hockey camp)., but could you image Holik as a coach??


The reporters sure would love it.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:00 PM

I'm going to start the campaign like I did last summer.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:05 PM

I'm guessing it will take forever for Lou to announce a new coach. It's almost impossible to tell how a team will respond to a particular coach but I'm hoping for one who is a little more offensively minded. If we are losing in the first round anyway it might as well be "exciting" hockey we are watching.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:06 PM

I'm going to go with Johnny MacLean - for exactly what we've all been saying. It's his due time to show what he can do on this level. I'd like to see him with Stevens on the bench. I'm not too in love with Albelin, not sure why - just not. Maybe it's his laid back personality. However in cases, it seems JOhnny Mac is a lot more aggressive personality than JL was - so maybe MacLean/Albelin could work.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:07 PM

Ted Nolan
John Stevens
Ken Hitchcock
Mike Haviland
forgot his name... the assistant coach to JL
Scott Stevens
JMAC
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:08 PM

Could be MacLean to finally get a chance or Lou could grab one of the assistant coaches from one of the western teams like Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose, Vancouver etc. Stevens could be another or at least an assistant coach. It will be interesting to see who Lou goes for and type of coach. Renney would not be a bad choice.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:09 PM

Haviland - he would bring young energy and wouldn't be just a re-tread or just more of the same. McClean would be just that.

Haviland is a guy that builds his team from the cage out so thinking that he's more offensive minded that defensive minded is incorrect.

If he or another young guy from outside the org got the call it would hopefully symbolize that Lou's starting to realize he needs to not dictate anything and everything from top to bottom., The team desperately needs an infusion of new blood and energy.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:09 PM

John Stevens is also interesting as is Nolan.

I think Lou goes off the board and picks someone out of the blue.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:13 PM

I'll refresh my opinion of the moment.

HC: John MacLean
ACs: Scott Stevens and Bob Boughner (Current coach of Windsor Spitfires)
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